I write a lot about post-apocalyptic fiction, particularly in films and television. All of those thrive on conflict, which fuels drama and contributes to the viewers' entertainment. Seeker/DNews reports that would be unrealistic in What Would Happen in an Apocalypse... According to Science.
Most people think the apocalypse would bring violence, crime, and selfishness. But according to scientists, that's just not realistic.I hope that's true. If so, that's good news, even if it might not be good entertainment.
People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests
"As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing "Kumbayah" or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior? A new study, based upon the virtual actions of more than 80,000 players of the role-playing video game ArcheAge, suggests you'll be singing. The study...found that despite some violent acts, most players tended toward behavior that was helpful to others as their virtual world came to an end."
By the way, my wife plays ArcheAge. I wonder what she'll think of the cited study, especially since she's a psychologist. Hmm.